Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

Java / Guidewire Developer – Senior or Intermediate (Remote)

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Job Description

Citizens is pleased to offer this opportunity in our Jacksonville, FL office or remote

Searching for a place to make your mark? Every great team depends on the individual contributions of its members – the skills, talents and the passion that each team member brings. At Citizens, we’re building a workforce of top achievers committed to our company’s mission and vision. Our company values the knowledge that comes from experienced and dedicated individuals with a variety of backgrounds, in or out of insurance.

Citizens’ Mission is to provide property insurance protection in Florida to those who are, in good faith, unable to obtain coverage through the private market while also providing the utmost in customer service. Our Values are public service, integrity, respect, responsiveness and sound judgment. We strive to not only provide affordable insurance products and services but also to provide sound financial responsibility to the citizens of Florida.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a skilled Java / Guidewire Developer to join our Guidewire ClaimCenter team. This role will develop and support systems for the Claims/Vendor services applications. In this position, you will act as a technical resource in the many phases of the development and implementation process within the Claims/Vendor services Agile team. Specifically, you will perform code and design reviews, develop code, unit test and seek sign-off on technical specifications including design documents, functional designs and requirements. Qualified candidates must possess knowledge of estimation process and participation as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment delivering high quality results.

Job Duties / Essential Functions – Intermediate:
Models ethical behavior and executes job responsibilities in accordance with Citizens core values, ethics, and information protection policies.

  • Plan, design, develop, modify, debug and evaluate complex software for functional areas. Analyze existing software or work to formulate logic for new complex systems and devises complex algorithms. Analyze the design and use of complex data sources. Monitor and employ source code control techniques and configuration management.
  • Perform complex data analysis and test/debug complex software. Apply moderately complex programming security practices.
  • Negotiate with stakeholders on project plans and the creation of software specifications.
  • Develop and execute moderately complex test plans. Develop conversion and system implementation plans.
  • Gather, analyze, prepare and summarize recommendations for approval of system and programming documentation.
  • Recommend and implement changes in development, maintenance and system standards. Understand and apply industry practices, architectural standards and department policies and procedures relating to work assignments.
  • Interact with senior level internal personnel. Regularly report progress on projects.

Job Duties / Essential Functions – Senior:

Models ethical behavior and executes job responsibilities in accordance with Citizens core values, ethics, and information protection policies.

  • Plan, design, develop, modify, debug and evaluate complex software for functional areas; Analyze existing software or work to formulate logic for new complex systems and devises complex algorithms; Analyze the design and use of complex data sources; Monitor and employ source code control techniques and configuration management.
  • Negotiate with stakeholders on project plans and the creation of software specifications.
  • Perform complex data analysis and test/debug complex software; Apply moderately complex programming security practices; Perform complex data modeling, performance and integration testing and builds interfaces for a variety of internal and external constituents.
  • Develop and execute moderately complex test plans; Develop conversion and system implementation plans.
  • Gather, analyze, prepare and summarize recommendations for approval of system and programming documentation.
  • Recommend and implement changes in development, maintenance and system standards. Understand and apply industry practices, architectural standards and department policies and procedures relating to work assignments.
  • Interact with senior level internal personnel. May serve as technical lead for a software development project of moderate scope. May coach, counsel or train less-experienced staff, may also direct the work of others, may provide input in the performance management, goal setting and review processes.
  • Demonstrates experience configuring Application Performance Management tools (ex. CA APM); Ability to design and tune applications for performance and demonstrated ability to triage such issues.
  • Train users in conversion and implementation of system.

Required Education and Experience:

Intermediate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR 4 years of relevant experience OR a combination of college education and relevant work experience equivalent to 4 years
  • 2 or more years of software development experience (3+ years preferred)
  • Knowledge or experience in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry is preferred

Senior must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology or related field OR 4 years of relevant experience OR a combination of college education and relevant work experience equivalent to 4 years
  • 5-7 years of development experience (6+ years is preferred)
  • Knowledge or experience in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry is preferred


Technical Skills:

  • Java / Java EE (required)
  • SOAP or REST Web services (required)
  • SQL (required)
  • JavaScript (required
  • HTML (required)
  • CSS (required)
  • Spring Framework (desired)
  • Hibernate (desired)
  • SOA (desired)
  • Guidewire (desired)
  • Bootstrap (desired)
  • Angular (desired)
  • SAML (desired)
  • OATH framework (desired)
  • Agile (desired)
  • Knowledge of estimation process and participation (desired)

Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills associated with software design, modification, implementation and deployment, including object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop conversion & system implementation plans, understand functional needs and how systems can support those needs.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Intermediate ability to effectively present technical topics to small and medium size technical groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to create software specification, to contribute technical narrative to grant proposals and to follow software specifications.
  • Experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source forums.
  • Demonstrated software repository skills, testing and test planning skills.
  • Experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms.
  • Experience with common programming tools and knowledge of Secure software development.
  • Self-motivated and work independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Works under broad supervision on priorities and short-term goals.

In addition to a competitive salary, Citizens offers its employees an outstanding total rewards package, including:

  • Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
  • Medical, dental and group life insurance
  • Paid time off: vacation, sick and holiday leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional and leadership development opportunities
  • On-site wellness activities
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • Community and volunteering opportunities
  • Casual dress and more

Citizens is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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Jacksonville, Florida Location
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Citizens Property Insurance Corporation